Excursion to the Future Library Forest



11. September

12:00 – 14:00


Meetingpoint: Outside Frognerseteren Restaurant, Holmenkollveien 200, 0791 Oslo, at 12.00

Join us for a walk to Future Library forest in Nordmarka. Future Library is a public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that will unfold over 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway.

For registration, send an e-mail to Vibeke@bjorvikautvikling.no.

A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hope of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.

In 2015 Margaret Atwood (CA) handed over the first text to Future Library. The multi-award winning British novelist David Mitchell handed over the second manuscript to the city of Oslo in May this year.

Meet in front of Frognerseteren Restaurant at 12.00. The walk to the Future Library Forest will take approximately 30 minutes in each direction. Anne Beate Hovind and Vibeke Hermanrud will guide and tell you about the project.

Dress for a walk in the woods. Bring something to sit on and your lunch.

Take the T-bane1 11.05 from Central Station to Frognerseteren (arrives 11.44)

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